Hodges Named New Public Safety Director
Date: February 20, 2008
Andrews University recently announced that Dale Hodges of Baton Rouge, La. will be the new director of Public Safety. Hodges is replacing Kevin Penrod, who accepted a position at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, Tenn. last summer. Hodges will begin his new position effective March 6.
Hodges has been a member of the Baton Rouge Police Department for 15 years, serving most recently as a detective lieutenant. He also serves as a supervisor with the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System’s School Resource Officers Program, which assists with on-site security at the schools. Previous experience also includes four years as a member of the U.S. Army’s Military Police Corps.
Hodges joins the Berrien Springs Community with his wife and their two children.
"I am fully committed to building collaborative relationships between the Department of Public Safety and the faculty, staff, student body and the surrounding community for the betterment of Andrews University," Hodges notes. "Together we can identify areas of concern and implement practices to address these issues. My family and I feel very blessed to have been given this opportunity."